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60th Regiment Kings Royal Rifles Helmet Plate
Punjab Medal with Goojerat & Mooltan clasps
NameRYAN – Thomas
Regiment (s)60th Rifles 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 789
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16th February 1831 / 18 years 11 months / Clonmel Tipperary Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 4¾ in
Fresh / Grey / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies Lower and Upper Scinde and Punjab – 6 years 17 days
Length of Service21 years 124 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 22nd June 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsPunjab Campaign Medal 1848-9 clasps for Mooltan and Goojerat
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1852 1st Cork
1852 Clonmel
1853 West Australia
1854 – 55 Adelaide (pension not paid)
1855 Melbourne
1859 Capetown
1859 2nd West London
1861 Jersey
1862 2nd Plymouth
1862 2nd West London
1868 2nd Dublin
1872 – 73 Kilmainham Hospital Dublin Ireland
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
2nd February 1853 Portsmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 30th April 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1812 Clonmel Tipperary Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not found
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNone known
Departure from Western
Not clear when and how left Western Australia: in Adelaide in 1854
Date/Place of Death/Burial25th March 1873 Kilmainham Hospital Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationPresent at the siege and capture of Mooltan, the campaign of the Punjaub in 1849 and including the battle of Goojerat and the surrender of Rajah Shere and the Sikh army the occupation of Attock and Peshawar and the expulsion of the Ameer Dost Mahomet beyond the Khyber Pass.
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 Thomas Ryan 789 bugler 1/60th rifles location Windsor Berkshire
1851 Thomas Ryan 789 Private 1/60th rifles location Kussowlee and Jalandhar India
Discharge due to rheumatic pains and worn out
1841 Census HO 107/37/11/4
Thomas Ryan age 30 is a soldier born Ireland residing at the Infantry barracks New Windsor Berkshire England
1861 Census RG 09/31/122/17
Thomas is a Chelsea pensioner age 46 widower born Dublin Ireland lodging in the home of Joseph Wiggins at 6 Durham yard Chelsea.
In the WO 23/49 It recorded that £10/3/8 passage money for his wife owed and he was to be paid ½ his pension until the debt was re-imbursed.
There were 2 Thomas Ryan’s of the 60th Rifles receiving their pension (1/- per day) in Australia at the same time. The other Thomas received his pension (paid from 1850) in Tasmania, Melbourne and New South Wales.